|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/135.R; 244/172; 220/560.11|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 10 인용 특허 : 8|
Apparatus and methods for integrating structural members inside the body of a propulsion vehicle with tankage used to store fluid propellant and the like. Propulsion vehicles may be made lighter, more compact, cheaper, and easier to manufacture by using pressurized membranes of the tankage to accomplish other structural purposes. More specifically, tanks may be integrated with thrust structures to transfer thrust loads from the engine to the main body of the vehicle. Alternatively, the tanks may be integrated with the vehicle engine. Also, one tank may b...
1. An apparatus for storing a plurality of fluids, the apparatus comprising: a first tank having a first pressurized membrane substantially surrounding a first fluid; a second tank having a second pressurized membrane substantially surrounding a second fluid; a bulkhead sealably engaging the first and second pressurized membranes; and a rigid extension tube sealably engaging the bulkhead to convey fluid from the first tank through the second pressurized membrane, the rigid extension tube further being decoupled within the second tank to permit...